Leeds vs Preston prediction, odds & betting tips – 21/01/24

Leeds
21/01/24 - 12:00

Finished

2

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Preston

Leeds - Preston

England Championship - Elland Road

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Leeds United are aiming to keep the pressure on Southampton in third with a visit of Preston North End up next for the Whites, as the away side aims to get their playoff hopes back on track.

Leeds vs Preston prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Leeds to win

  • Leeds are sitting with four more wins and 21 fewer goals scored across the 27 Championship games so far this season
  • The fourth-placed Whites will also be aiming to get revenge on Preston after losing at Deepdale at the back end of December

We have also decided to back Leeds because of the recent run of form shown throughout 2024. So far, the club are yet to let in a single goal so far this year and have scored three goals in all three games to equal a tally of three wins, nine scored and a clean sheet in each fixture.

At the same time, Preston have only one win since beating Leeds on Boxing Day.

Latest Leeds vs Preston odds

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1

1

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Leeds

1

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0

2

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Leeds

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3

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Huddersfield

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Leeds

Leeds

1

1

D

28/02/24

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Leeds

3

2

L

23/02/24

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Leicester

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1

3

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Plymouth

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Leeds

0

2

W

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Swansea

Swansea

Leeds

Leeds

0

4

W

Last Five - Preston

02/03/24

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Hull

Hull

Preston

Preston

0

0

D

23/02/24

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Coventry

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Preston

Preston

0

3

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17/02/24

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Blackburn

Blackburn

Preston

Preston

2

2

D

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Middlesbrough

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Preston

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1

2

W

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Cardiff

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0

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/4 (1.25) – 80%
  • DRAW: 19/4 (5.75) – 17.4%
  • AWAY: 19/2 (10.5) – 9.5%

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the over 2.5 goals alongside our Leeds vs Preston betting tips.

All of Leeds’ games in 2024 have seen over 2.5 goals with them beating Birmingham City, Peterborough United and Cardiff City 3-0 in each game. What’s more, the club head into this one with the fourth-most goals scored this Championship season with 48, while the Whites will be fully aware that the previous meeting with Preston ended with over 2.5 goals, as the Lilywhites won 2-1.

Preston also have a woeful defensive record of 44 goals let in from 27 league games, and the in-form players like Patrick Bamford and Crysensio Summerville could end up having a field day.

Leeds vs Preston prediction – Other tips

Leeds to win and over 2.5 goals

  • As the fourth-highest scorers in the Championship this season and with players like Summerville battling for the top scorer award, this could be another high-scoring win for Leeds
  • With Leeds heavy favourites at 1/4 (1.25), they also head into this one after losing with over 2.5 goals against Preston just under a month ago 

Crysensio Summerville to score anytime

  • The Leeds star has 12 Championship goals this season and is campaigning for the top scorer award with just a four-goal difference on Sammie Szmodics in first place
  • The last scored two games ago in a 3-0 win over Birmingham and is seemingly due a goal, given his current ratio

Leeds vs Preston Lineups

Leeds

Karl Darlow is out injured, but he wouldn't start ahead of Illan Meslier anyhow. Liam Cooper, Patrick Struijk, Sam Byram and Stuart Dallas cause a big injury headache in defence.

Predicted Lineup: Meslier (GK), Firpo, Ampadu, Rodon, Gray, Kamara, Gruev, Summerville, Rutter, James, Bamford

Preston

Robbie Brady is out with a knock here and won't feature for a few games. Liam Millar and Osmajic are now back in action for Preston, however, as is Will Keane.

Predicted Lineup: Woodman (GK), Potts, Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Whiteman, Holmes, Browne, McCann, Millar, Osmajic

Leeds

Leeds
4-2-3-1
4
Ethan Ampadu
gb
14
Joe Rodon
gb
44
Ilia Gruev
bg
20
Daniel James
gb
8
Glen Kamara
fi
3
Junior Firpo
es
10
Crysencio Summerville
nl
1
Illan Meslier
fr
9
Patrick Bamford
gb
24
Georginio Rutter
fr
22
Archie Gray
gb
Substitutes
49
Mateo Joseph Fernandez
gb
27
Ian Poveda
gb
7
Joel Piroe
nl
12
Jaidon Anthony
gb
13
Kristoffer Klaesson
no
30
Joe Gelhardt
gb
17
Jamie Shackleton
gb
6
Liam Cooper
gb
25
Sam Byram
gb

Preston

Preston
3-5-2
14
Jordan Storey
gb
21
David Cornell
gb
16
Andrew Hughes
gb
7
Will Keane
ie
10
Mads Frokjaer-Jensen
dk
19
Emil Riis
dk
23
Liam Millar
ca
44
Brad Potts
gb
4
Ben Whiteman
gb
13
Ali McCann
gb
6
Liam Lindsay
gb
Substitutes
20
Ben Woodburn
gb
38
James Pradic
gb
18
Ryan Ledson
gb
17
Layton Stewart
gb
3
Gregory Cunningham
ie
11
Robbie Brady
ie
5
Patrick Bauer
de
8
Alan Browne
ie
33
Kian Best
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Crysensio Summerville

The Leeds forward has scored 12 goals in the Championship so far this season and has been the club's standout player. Summerville has also coupled this with seven more assists, meaning only Adam Armstrong of Southampton has been involved in more goals this league campaign.


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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.